ANNOUNCEMENTS! - Affordable/Subsidized Housing Opportunities and Waitlist Openings



The Starlight - 355 NW 6th Ave.Portland, OR 97209.

The Starlight, located in Portland's historic Old Town District, will hold its Grand Opening on December 1st, bringing 100 new affordable homes online. 70 of these will provide permanent supportive housing for individuals experiencing chronic homelessness. The remaining units are set aside for community members with limited incomes.

Rent: Studios  $530 - $750; SRO units  $440. These are the only unit sizes that will be available.

Application will be made available on the Starlight webpage sometime this week.​ The manager was not able to give me an exact date...​ Click here to visit the building website for more information and to access the application when it becomes available.

For more information contact the building manager Sky Kennedy at 458-253-9893.



​​N/NE Preference Policy Rental Update 

The Portland Housing Bureau is currently accepting Preference Policy rental applications ​for affordable rental housing opportunities in North and Northeast Portland. Opportunities include Beatrice Morrow, Charlotte B. Rutherford Place, Garlington Place, King + Parks, Renaissance Commons, and Songbird. ​The Preference Policy gives preference to residents that have been harmed by Portland city action through urban renewal practices within the Interstate Corridor Urban Renewal Area (ICURA). The waitlist is open to everyone, however, current and former residents of North and Northeast Portland will be considered before those that have not resided in the area.​

There is no closing date. If you applied for N/NE rental housing opportunities before 2021, you will need to submit another application to be considered for these rental housing opportunities. ​Once the application round ​is ​closed, the waitlist is sorted in order of points claimed on the application from highest to lowest, with priority status households at the top of the list, followed by six-point households, then five-point households, and so on. Families will be selected from the waitlist for housing openings in order of preference. Once the family has moved to the top of the waiting list, applicants will be screened by the housing provider to determine eligibility for the housing opportunity. Please note that the housing provider will contact you only if your name reaches the top of the waiting list.

​To apply click here, review the eligibility information, instructions and complete the application online. ​

New Buildings in Development:

Every month, the team will review applicants that have been on the waitlist for 12 months or longer to confirm their active status. This means that applicants will receive an email, a phone call, and/or a letter asking them to confirm their interest in remaining on the waitlist.

​Need Assistance?

For answers to the most commonly asked questions, visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.

For questions about the Preference Policy Waitlist, contact the helpline at 503-823-4147, Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9:00 am - 11:00 am and 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm, or send an email anytime to​


​Blanchet House​

Blanchet House has openings for men looking for supportive transitional housing. We are sober living, but being in recovery is not needed to receive services. Guests with SUD need to have some sobriety as they will be starting a shift in our kitchen the next morning after intake. Amount of sobriety depends on treatment history, and DOC.First 90 days are in our kitchen followed by 4-6 months of free room and board while working on our own job. Happy to have seniors receiving retirement as long as they are able to work in our kitchen, and are working toward housing.Typically 2 guests to a room (large room)​. Must be physically able to navigate stairs, lift up to 40lbs, and stand for up to 6 hours​. Must be fully vaccinated for CV-19​. No S/O, Arson or recent violent felonies​. No SPMI as we are not a high enough level of care​. Must collaborate with the case manager as requested​. If you have questions or want to refer an individual contact:Kristi KatzkeResidential Program Case Manager, Intake CoordinatorC: 971-337-8747Blanchet House  / Blanchet Farm


Home Forward will be opening 33 of it's building wait lists between November 30th and December 14th.

Refer to Home Forward's Wait lists web page for information about the properties with lists that will be opening. Applicants will need to apply online. The online application link will be available on the wait list link above on 11/30/22. If applicants are not able to apply online they can call 503-415-8050 for assistance with the application process. If more applications are received then can be accepted Home Forward will conduct a random lottery to select applicants for wait lists. 

Please reach out to Home Forward at 503-802-8300 if you have questions.


Behavioral Health Resource Center - is slated to open in December 2022. The center will be located at 333 SW Park, Portland, OR. 

The Behavioral Health Resource Center is a facility that is specifically designed to meet the needs of people with mental health and substance use challenges who may also live outside. This is a new facility that will provide a day center, shelter, transitional housing, food, showers, laundry and other services to help find housing, work and medical care services. It also offers vital peer support, links to behavioral health services and treatment options. Transitional housing and shelter are planned to open in the spring of 2023. 
More information is available at the following links:
Mult. Counties BHRC website:
Frequently Asked Questions:
If you have additional questions please reach out directly to:;  503-988-4888


Aldercrest Apartments

Our Just Future (formerly Human Solutions) property: The HUD 2 bedroom waitlist for Aldercrest Apartments is open and there are currently zero people on this list as of last Friday. This is an excellent opportunity for participants in need of subsidized housing. Aldercrest Apartments is located at 21900 SE Alder Dr Gresham, OR 97030.
For more information you can email the property manager at Phone: 503-512-8671.
Please reach out to the property directly to request an application or if you have any questions. 


Las Adelitas is a new affordable property, still under construction, at the corner of NE Killingsworth and NE Cully. It's a large building with 142 apartments, 1-3 bedrooms. 

They are currently accepting applications. See rent prices below:

  • Studio $507
  • 1 bd $532
  • 2 bd $636-$1355
  • 3 bd $732-$1563

Click here for the Las Adelitas building website. The property flyer can be found here.

To apply: Fill out an application online or you can download a copy to print. The building website has information and links to the application forms.

If you have questions, please contact the Las Adelitas property management via email at There phone # is 971-985-4801, though them have indicated email is preferred.


Charlotte Lewis and Harvey Rice Heritage buildings, wait lists open. 

I'm sharing an announcement by Sabin Community Development Corporation regarding two new affordable housing buildings that are opening in late 2022. They are currently accepting applications for these properties. 

The flyers for both properties and applications are available on Sabin CDC's home page

Completed wait list applications can be dropped off at Sabin CDC's office drop box at any time: Sabin CDC, 1488 NE Alberta St., Portland, OR 97211. *Completed wait list application must include a copy of the head of household's photo ID. 

Please visit or contact Sabin CDC directly if you have any questions. 503-287-3496 /


Hayu Tilixam

5827 NE Prescott St. (across the street from Albertson's grocery)

50 apartments, including studios, 1 bedroom, 2 bedrooms, and 3 bedrooms

Developer: Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA)

Applications now being accepted. Click here!

"Hayu Tilixam is designed by and for low-income, Native American and BIPOC families."


Our Just Future (previously Human Solutions) has several affordable and subsidized building wait lists that are open.

The following Human Solutions properties have open HUD/PBV and/or LIHTC waitlists (HUD and PBV are similar as rent is based on income). 

  • PBV - Project Based Voucher: these are subsidized units where tenant rent is approx. 30% of their gross household income and the subsidy is tied to the unit (when tenant leaves the unit, the rent subsidy does not move with the tenant). 

  • LIHTC  - Low Income Housing Tax Credit: these are "affordable" units that have fixed rent amounts that are designed to be affordable to tenants in certain income brackets. 

  • HUD Units - these are subsidized units where tenant rent is approx. 30% of their gross household income and the subsidy is tied to the unit (when tenant leaves the unit, the rent subsidy does not move with the tenant). 

If you have participants that you would like to put on these wait lists please reach out to the property to get their waiting list applications.  Once the properties reach a certain point the wait lists will be closed.  A few of these properties have different lists so it’s important you write on the form which lists you want to be on:

Lincoln Woods: Property is a mix of 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedrooms (not sure which ones are PBV units), PBV waitlist open; contact -

Fairview Arms: Property is a mix of mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms (not sure which ones are PBV and LIHTC units); PBV and LIHTC waitlists are open; contact -

Aldercrest: Property is a mix of 1 and 2 bedrooms HUD units; HUD Waitlist open; contact -

The Pines: Property is a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom PBV/HUD units; PBV/HUD Waitlist open; contact -

Arbor Glen: Property is a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms; PBV units are only 2 and 3 bedrooms; PBV and LIHTC waitlist are open; contact - 

For more info on each property, visit our website: